Capellania is one of the finest whites of all Rioja, an icon of this traditional region and this legendary bodega. Aged in new oak for 15 months, it is a 96-point masterpiece of piercing lemon fruit, toasty vanilla spice and layered complexity.
Marques de Murrieta 'Capellania' Reserva 2015, Rioja DOCa, Spain
PRESS: James Suckling 96 points 'A linear and tight white with superb lemon curd, apple, lemon and creme caramel. Full body, phenolic tension and density give this white form and beauty. Extremely long and flavorful. Drink or hold.'
Producer:Marques de Murrieta
Country Hierarchy: Spain
Grape/Blend: Macabeo (Viura)
Food Suggestion: Smoked fish, white meat, foie, cheeses, Asian food and rice dishes.
Wine Style: White - Buttery and Complex
Alcohol Content: 13%
Colour: Mid gold
Aroma: Creamy lemon, apple and lots toasty vanilla spice. Layers of aroma.
Tasting Notes: Complex aromas of quince, pear, fresh almonds and toasted notes combine with a distinct salinity. Powerful, elegant and fresh on the palate with great acidity. A touch of creaminess, with camomile, dried apricots and pears with just a touch of honey.